Northrop Grumman

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Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated 12 September, 2014
Updated 12 September, 2014
1,743 Reviews
3.4
1,743 Reviews
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Northrop Grumman Chairman, CEO & President Wesley G. Bush
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The 9/80 schedule makes it easier for employees to maintain a better work/life balance (in 121 reviews)

  • Flexible work hours, 9/80 schedule gives you every other Friday off (in 102 reviews)


Cons
  • 15-23 yrs experience engineers quietly in order to save upper management staff (in 49 reviews)

  • Very large company sometimes takes longer to get things done (in 35 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Satisfying

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great People. Benefits are competitive. Leave policy is very good. Variety of programs and opportunities to keep employees challenged.

    Cons

    Personnel levels tend to be understaffed for surge levels. Requirements for promotions not clearly defined. Not immune from office politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on retention of workers with mid level experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    New to big business, feeling confident thanks to NG

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PDP Business Management  in  Elkridge, MD (US)
    Current Employee - PDP Business Management in Elkridge, MD (US)

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Plenty of room to grow, they allow flexibility in moving both vertically and laterally in order to increase your network and on-the job experience.
    Big company=big opportunites in this case

    Cons

    Communication is hard in such a larg company, all about who you know and knowing who to call.
    Can be difficult when first starting out creating your network.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Diverse Company with Potential

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    Large company with diverse offerings. Opportunity to get involved in a variety of different projects. Potential for growth if you push the envelope.

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy and politics. Extensive networking and use of who you know required to move around. Lots of senior folks just waiting retirement hanging around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Still very defense minded. Need to adopt a more commercial perspective particularly when it comes to promoting talent and recognizing those with potential. The earn your time model is not successful. Talent continues to walk out the door to more aggressive and forward thinking companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Great people and managers to work with

    Cons

    Not easy to be promoted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it easier to be promoted and get raises

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Big company benefits, big company cons

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - College Technical Intern
    Current Employee - College Technical Intern

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I work in manufacturing, the leadership is quite good and the training is comprehensive. The compensation is great, and there is a lot of room to move around in the org structure, try new things, and find your niche. I also enjoy a challenge, and there is no shortage of that at NG.

    Cons

    It's a big company, so there are always new procedures and often new coworkers. Occasionally, supervisors seem disconnected from technicians and management. It can also be very easy to get lost in the crowd at a company this size.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome projects but stiff environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at Northrop Grumman as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Even as an intern I got to work on some amazing projects that were actually important to the company. Also many of my co-workers were very passionate about there work.

    Cons

    While I did have a 9/80 schedule, the workday was normally 7-5. The office environment was also a little uptight most of the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove the need to start workdays at 7am and provide clearer instruction on desired execution of projects

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A challenging and successful career path!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer IV
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer IV

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I believe the 21 years at Northrop Grumman was rewarding because I was lucky enough to work for a superior manager who was always available and helpful when needed. His support was the element that kept the program on track throughout. He also challenged his staff to succeed beyond normal expectations...and most of us did!

    Cons

    The only downside I was able to identify is the fact that Northrop Grumman management did not proactively build relationships with the customer to any great extent. I believe day to day communication would have been improved if there had been more involvement with Northrop Grumman management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should be more involved and proactively available to working level employees. The relationship between upper management and the customer was sporadic at best.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to start & build foundation for government defense contracting.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Experience on contracts and programs contributing to the security of our country; educational benefits, paid time off, almost two weeks vacation during Christmas & New Years.

    Cons

    Personnel are not always guided in a direction that promotes initiative, hard work, and lack of rewards or recognition for those that do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are your most important asset and relationships with customers, suppliers, and communities are vitally as critical to sustained performance - so be careful who you hire and ensure the workplace is structured for growth and expansion of skill sets and professional development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Appreciate and encourage Staff

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contracts  in  McLean, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Contracts in McLean, VA (US)

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Provides guidance and support and training of staff as needed. Structure and policies and procedures are adhered to by everyone. They also respect their employees and value opinions.

    Cons

    Not all members of group have similar experiences and have worked with large companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is a well run company that seems to be on top of things industry-wide and is a good place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Growing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Melbourne, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Melbourne, FL (US)

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good people to work with, all would work hard to accomplish technical goals.

    Cons

    Growth potential. Basic work was to make my bosses get promotions and bonuses while I worked 60+ hours a week. Was told that I have to put in my time, and that when I was 25+ years in the company, that it would be my turn to have people work hard for me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more opportunity for growth for newer employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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